File::read() -- read bytes from a file


File::read() reads a specific amount of bytes from a specified file and returns them to the user.


  • string $filename - the file to read from

  • int $size - the number of bytes to read from the file (defaults to FILE_DEFAULT_READSIZE)

  • mixed $lock - lock type to use, FALSE if none

Return value

mixed - this function returns the requested bytes from the file if there were no errors, FALSE if it reached EOF or a PEAR_Error object if an error has occured during reading from file.


This function can be called statically.

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